JF-17 Thunder: Did You Know China & Pakistan Teamed Up To Produce A 21st Century Combat Aircraft?

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Summary Pakistan and China developed the JF-17 Thunder as a 4th-gen multirole fighter to replace outdated aircraft. This project was born from US sanctions on Pakistan and China, resulting in shared costs and MoU in 1995. The JF-17 Thunder is used in combat against terrorist groups in Pakistan and retaliatory strikes against India. The CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder or FC-1 Xiaolong (Fierce Dragon), is a lightweight, single-engine, multirole combat aircraft developed jointly by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. In the late 1980s, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was looking for a new fourth-generation multirole...